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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Author: Alan Gibbons; Leo J Brown
Publisher: New York : Kingfisher, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
James Kincaid, a fictional ship's assistant to Charles Darwin, maintains a diary which tells of the journey of one of the world's most groundbreaking scientific studies aboard the HMS Beagle.

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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
collective biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gibbons; Leo J Brown
ISBN: 9780753462515 0753462516
OCLC Number: 182662629
Notes: "Discover the world of Darwin through the diary of a ship's boy"--Cover.
"Celebrating the Bicentenary of Darwin's birth"--Cover.
Includes index.
Includes map on end pages.
Description: 63 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Contents: James' diary --
What happened next? --
On the open seas --
19th-century science --
Glossary --
Responsibility: Alan Gibbons ; illustrated by Leo Brown.
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At ten years old, James becomes an assistant to Charles Darwin on the Beagle's second voyage, helping him collect and contain creatures that fly, scuttle, leap and hide from the naturalist. This  Read more...


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